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Stanley remembers

Centenary. On the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice, Stanley joined the nation in remembering all who have served our country. Stanley Remembrance Day committee member Jo Lovell has written this piece to reflect on the day, where people paid their respects to the 84 Circular Head men who lost their lives in …

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Cattle ready for show

Agriculture. You can almost hear the sound of hooves as the 110th Circular Head Show approaches. This year the Stanley event welcomes a few new faces to the cattle competition. The Highlanders This is Craggy Island Highlands’ first year exhibiting at the show. While they’re based in Penna in the south, they will make the …

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Empowering young women

Positivity. A strong sense of self is worth aspiring to, something the I Am Project is helping locals achieve. An empowering initiative founded by Leanne Everett and Abbie Poke in 2016, the body positive and confidence movement has taken on a youth focus. The concept was adopted by Circular Head Council with Circular Head Aboriginal …

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Poppies in the park

Honour. A lasting tribute to World War I veterans stands tall at Anzac Park in Smithton. The Circular Head RSL World War I Centenary Committee unveiled a sculpture of poppies during the Remembrance Day service on Sunday November 11. The service marked the Centenary of Armistice which ended the First World War. “The poppy is …

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REMEMBRANCE DAY

Sunday November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War (1914-18). A Centenary of Armistice Service is being held at Anzac Park, Smithton this Sunday at 10.30am, with an opportunity for wreath laying. A service will also be held at the Stanley Cenotaph at 10.40am. At 5pm in …

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Challenge complete

Cycling. These stragglers aren’t in the back of the pack. Known as Chookas Stragglers, Peter Gale and Rodney O’Halloran took part in the Great Cycle Challenge throughout the month of October. A fundraiser for the Children’s Medical Research Institute, the object of the challenge is to reach your target kilometres while raising funds for childhood …

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Radio. 400th program

Emmerton Park’s award winning in-house radio station will broadcast it’s 400th program next week. Presented by Chris Morris, a former presenter with Coast FM, the station began as a source of entertainment for residents and staff when Chris began volunteering with Emmerton Park in his retirement. “So I produced a radio program here each week …

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Curious illustrations

Book. The tale of Honey is an amusing one for children and adults alike. Written and illustrated by Sonny Quarrell, under the pseudonym Sonny Honey, the picture book Honey the Cow is about life and the friends we meet along the way. “The illustrations come first,” says Sonny of the creative process. “And I knew …

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Seedlings to sunflowers

Exhibition. From little things big things grow, as the children at Giggles Early Learning are discovering. The thought provoking project has led the children to observe and document findings of a seedling sprouting into a sunflower. “A research project can happen incidentally with the children,” says owner and educator Linda Wooldrage.  While tending to the …

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Musings by a mum

Poetry. Gaylene Timms’ writing is genuine and relatable.  An Aussie Mum’s Rendition of Family Life is a collection of heartbreaking truths, and adored memories and musings by the local writer. Scribbled on scraps of paper over the decades, the first edition was published in 1996. A second edition will be launched at a book signing …

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